Headed out with four others (Charlene, Shun, Xiu Chun, and Hiyoshi) Saturday morning on the 10:00 a.m. bus to Kaohsiung. We took the Aloha bus, which has huge comfortable seats and an attendant similar to a flight attendant! As usual, Saturday traffic was rough, and we arrived in Kaohsiung around 4:00 p.m. Took a taxi to the stadium, where we plastered ourselves with the temporary tattoos that Taiwan Beer was handing out. Some folks had them all over their faces, but I've been forbidden to post photos of anyone else
It was a long, hot wait until 7:45 p.m., when we finally went inside, but we spent the time chatting with other fans who we don't normally see and wandering around the area. Also grabbed a bite to eat at a very cheap restaurant.
I'm not going to say too much about this concert, because it was basically identical to the June concert, same song lineup, same outfits, same inflated shark and Wu Bai riding around on the miniature plane. Different female guest, one who did a Yellow Moon duet with Wu Bai, don't know her name, don't care, couldn't even really hear her voice during the song. I will say that I was a bit disappointed in this show, because there were a lot of problems with the sound, and the acoustics in that gymnasium sucked to the max. There was a such an echo on Wu Bai's mike that it was difficult to understand anything he said. During the songs, sometimes we couldn't hear his voice at all, and sometimes we couldn't hear the guitar. I wouldn't want to be in the shoes of anyone in his road crew, because I'm guessing he was in a pissed off mood about it and probably yelled at everyone in sight. There was absolutely no bass thump in the music, couldn't feel the beat at all, just a very loud sound. It's just not right if you can't feel the music in your chest! I hope they never, ever choose that venue again.
In spite of all this, the guys put on a fantastic show, lots of energy and joy, and I'm happy as can be that I went. Even the worst Wu Bai & China Blue show is miles better than anyone elses!
After the show we went to eat and drink beer (five big bottles of Taiwan Gold Medal, not too much considering there were eight of us), then took the 1:40 a.m. bus back to Taipei. Arrived back at 5:30 a.m. (yeah, it's faster when there's no traffic), home by 7:00 a.m., showered and in bed for a snooze. Still pretty tired and will try to get to bed early tonight!